Namy Newcombe (review Goldin-Meadow) - J Cognition and Development

More than Just Hand Waving: Review of Hearing Gestures: How Our Hands Help Us Think
Journal of Cognition and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2 April 2008 , pages 247 - 252

Laura L. Namy; Nora S. Newcombe

Susan Goldin-Meadow's Hearing Gestures: How Our Hands Help Us to Think synthesizes findings from various domains to demonstrate that gestures convey meaning and comprise a critical and fundamental form of communication. She also argues convincingly for the cognitive utility of gesture for the gesturer. Goldin-Meadow presents an airtight case that gesture is more than just hand waving and serves as an essential tool for studying the mind.